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Response from Salya Group: “Please could you kindly remove this link … with the upmost urgency”

Salya GroupThree weeks ago, REDD-Monitor wrote a post about three carbon credit fraud suspects who are wanted in Germany for tax evasion and money laundering. On Sunday, I received an email from “AS” at Salya Group accusing me of having “wrongfully written your blog” and requesting that the post is removed.

The German authorities are looking for three men: Ashraf Muhammad, Mobeen Iqbal, and Mohsin Usmangani Salya. The first two are from Pakistan and the third is British. “AS” is concerned about the mention of Mohsin Salya in the article on REDD-Monitor.


UPDATE – 31 January 2017: In November 2016, Mohsin Salya was sentenced to three years and three months in jail for tax evasion:


Here are three photographs of Mohsin Salya, from the German Federal Criminal Police (BKA) website:

Mohsin Salya

And here’s the email that REDD-Monitor received from “AS”:

From: AS as@salya.com
Date: 15 May 2016 at 08:33
Subject: Chris Lang – Mohsin Salya article -Redd-Monitor website
To: reddmonitor@gmail.com
 
Dear Sirs,
 
I write to you in relation to the blog you have written which is highly damaging for our group. Please kindly note that we reserve our legal rights against you for defamation and there is no immediate court action incurred by the facts of your blog. It is “suspected” and no court documents or international warrants have been issued. You have wrongfully written your blog and neither do you have any legal privilege on these facts.
 
Please could you kindly remove this link at the with the upmost urgency as it is highly damaging our group , family and relatives. Please note I cannot comment on the other parties and I am only interested with the news and comments of Mohsin Usmangani Salya
 
Warm Regards
 
Salya Group
 
http://www.redd-monitor.org/2016/04/27/three-carbon-credit-fraud-suspects-wanted-in-germany-for-tax-evasion-and-money-laundering/

Contrary to the Salya Group’s statement that no international warrants have been issued, the BKA website has the following to say about Mohsin Salya:

SALYA is suspected of causing damage in excess of EUR 125.6 million to the detriment of the Federal Republic of Germany between September 2009 and April 2010. He has numerous contacts abroad, in particular in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Pakistan, and he is a central figure acting in the background of this VAT missing trader fraud scheme.
 
SALYA is the subject of an international arrest warrant.

Who is “AS”?

The email from the Salya Group came from someone calling themselves “AS”. His full name is Aadiel Salya, a solicitor in Walton Le Dale, Preston. Here’s his LinkedIn account:

Salya

In February 2016 Aadiel Salya was one of seven men that the City of London police charged with conspiracy to defraud for his role in a £950,000 medical invoice fraud.

Three of the men have pleaded guilty. This is Lancashire reports that Aadiel Salya and Yasin Salya are due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court in June 2016 to make representation for the charges against them to be dismissed.

What is the Salya Group?

Aadiel Salya’s father is Usman Salya, the chairman of the Salya Group. Usman Salya was born in 1953 in Gujarat, India. He moved to England in the 1960s, and in the 1980s started a business making jeans for Wrangler, Lee, Levis and others.

He branched out into property development and formed Salya Homes. In 2006, Usman Salya, encouraged by his “football-mad” son, agreed to sponsor Preston North End football club.

Salya Homes was dissolved on 30 November 2012. The company was registered in 2002 as Salya Apparel Limited and changed its name to Salya Homes in 2004. When the company was dissolved it was called Rupidus Limited.

Usman Salya has been director of 17 companies. Sixteen of them are dissolved. Today, none of the companies have “Salya” in their company names. All of them previously did. Many of the companies have had several names, often changed again a few days after the word “Salya” was removed from the company name. For example, on 1 October 2010, Salya Investments Limited was renamed as Keters Limited. Six days later, the name was changed again to Ketters Limited.

Here’s a list, with the date that the word “Salya” disappeared from the company name, and the current name linked to the company’s records at Companies House:

Previous name Date of change Current name
Salya Homes Limited 21 Jan 2009 Rupidus Limited
Salya Homes (South) Limited 21 Jan 2009 S H T South Limited
Salya Estates Limited 12 May 2009 E N World Limited
Salya Trading Limited 23 July 2009 N W S Trading Limited
Salya Asset Management Limited 23 July 2009 A M L B Limited
Salya Performance Limited 28 July 2009 S P N W Limited
Salya Finance Limited 8 Aug 2009 S V N Limited
Salya Developments Limited 14 Aug 2009 D L B N W Limited
Salya Engineering Limited 1 Oct 2010 PTI Management Limited
Salya Investments Limited 1 Oct 2010 Ketters Limited
Salya Real Estates Limited 1 Oct 2010 Lowstoft Limited
Salya & Sons Limited 1 Oct 2010 Matsland Limited
Salya Construction Limited 1 Oct 2010 Conts Limited
Salya Corporation plc 12 Oct 2010 Syndictus plc
Salya Commercial Properties Limited 20 Oct 2010 Grimland Limited
Salya Properties Limited 20 Oct 2010 Kingslyyn Limited
Salya Limited 20 Oct 2010 Tauntans Limited

According to its website, the Salya Group is currently involved in construction, real estate, investments, commodities trading, and recruitment. In 2008, the Salya Group was planning to invest more than US$1 billion in Dubai. Not all of these investments worked out as planned.

Here’s a screenshot of the Salya Group’s website:

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Clicking on the “Commodities Training” image takes us to a company calling itself “Angel Commodities”, or perhaps Angle Commodities – there seems to be some confusion.

The website was registered anonymously in November 2015.

On its website Angel Commodities provides no information about the company, but it does claim that, “Since its inception in 2010 Angel Commodities has evolved and grown to become one of the leaders in its field.” The “About” page of the website is particularly unhelpful:

Each new business oppurtunities offers valuable experiences and enables us to provide the service that we are use to , It also provides mutual growth in trading for both Angel Commodities with our valued clients and International Associations.

 

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15 Comments

  1. Re: Mohsin Salya

    Very well written piece of investigative article.

    One piece of information you did miss is the act that he has been disqualified acting as a director from 2004 to 2018 in the United Kingdom (just google Mohsin Salya Disqualified as a Director)

    Well Done Chris

  2. @NoseUp – Thanks for this. Mohsin and Yasin Salya were directors of a company called Continental Claims Consultants Limited. Here’s a brief report about Mohsin Salya being disqualified as a director:

    CONTINENTAL CLAIMS: Top Honcho Receives 14-year Ban
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    A director of an accident claims management and mobile telephone import business that failed with total debts estimated at around GBP563,000 has given an Undertaking not to hold directorships or take any part in company management for 14 years.

    The Undertaking by Mohsin Salya, 25, of Cooper Hill Drive, Walton Le Dale, near Preston in Lancashire, was given in respect of his conduct as a director of Continental Claims Consultants Limited, which carried out business from premises at 237-239 Skeffington Road in Preston.

    Acceptance of the Undertaking on September 24, 2004 prevents Mohsin Salya from being a director of a company or, in any way, whether directly or indirectly, being concerned or taking part in the promotion, formation or management of a company for the above period. Continental Claims Consultants Limited was placed into voluntary liquidation on March 22, 2002 with estimated debts of GBP563,000 owed to creditors.

    Matters of unfit conduct, not disputed by Mohsin Salya, were that:

    (a) He caused or allowed the company to trade to the detriment of the crown; and

    (b) He caused or allowed the company to fail to maintain and/or preserve and/or deliver up adequate accounting records.

    The Insolvency Service, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, has responsibility (under Section (6) of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986) for the investigation of the conduct of directors of failed companies and for the disqualification of those who are considered to be unfit to be involved in the management of companies in the future.

    Yasin Salya has also been disqualified as a director. Here’s an announcement about his disqualification:

    20th May, 2004
    PRESTON BOSS BANNED FOR 14 YEARS

    Thursday 11:46

    A director of an accident claims management and mobile telephone import business that failed with total debts estimated at around £563,000 has given an Undertaking not to hold directorships or take any part in company management for14 years.

    The Undertaking by Yasin Usman Salya age 23 of Cooper Hill Drive, Walton Le Dale, near Preston was given in respect of his conduct as a director of Continental Claims Consultants Limited, which carried out business from premises at 237-239 Skeffington Road, in Preston.

    Acceptance of the Undertaking on 6 May 2004 prevents Yasin Salya from being a director of a company or, in any way, whether directly or indirectly, being concerned or taking part in the promotion, formation or management of a company for the above period.

    Continental was placed into voluntary liquidation on 22 March 2002 with estimated debts of £563,000 owed to creditors.

    Matters of unfit conduct, not disputed by Yasin Salya are that:

    * Between 9 January 2002 and 28 February 2002 he caused or allowed Continental to trade to the detriment of HM Customs and Excise;

    * Between the same dates he caused or allowed Continental to sell goods at a loss of at least £311,071;

    * He caused or allowed Continental to fail to maintain and/or preserve and/or deliver up accounting records.

  3. Hi what’s your point though do u work for German authorsties. let the law makers do there job and instead of being keyboard gangster i suggest you should not give up on your day job it’s people like you who have nothing better to do.i guess you should be writing blogs on MPs bankers etc.
    Please get your self a good decent job.
    innocent until proven guilty. Let the law makers do there job and I seriously suggest to look for a job ASAP and don’t be a keyboard hamster

  4. Rizwan Patel looks to be a lover/friend/fan of Mr Mohsin Salya or maybe just a beneficiary of the ‘suspected’ fraudster.

    #welldonechrislangforexposing

  5. Hi Guys,Mr.Let me introduce Mr. Rizwan Patel To you. He belongs to Salya clan. He took responsibility of Salya LLC Dubai in 2007 & his designation was Office Manager. I can provide his visa copy & labour card copy.

  6. Rizwan Patel is also part of Merlins Wood LTD who stole Money from innocent people in Pakistan and United Kingdon.

  7. INDUS DELTA REDD LIMITED is another company set up this year by Nadeem Raza Khan who seems to be linked to Surriekha Khan and Rizwan Patel

  8. @Sharif, @Kay, and @Kay Batley – Thanks for these comments. A few questions, if you don’t mind:

    @Sharif – What does “belongs to Salya clan” mean? And what does “took responsibility of Salya LLC Dubai” mean?

    @Kay – What does “part of Merlins Wood” mean? And what evidence do have that Merlins Wood stole money?

    Nadeem Khan is director of Indus Delta REDD Limited, together with Rizwan Patel.

    Nadeem Kahn is also a director of Merlins Wood.

    Rizwan Patel has been director of 42 companies.

  9. Fascinating read. If solicitors believe they can act with impunity then they are wrong. They will be punished and held accountable. They make it harder for legimate and professional UK solcitors. Thanks for the article.

  10. After reading your article I feel without sufficient evidence you are making accusations. Leave it to the authorities to do their job. You are not the judge.

  11. @Sam. – After re-reading this post I can’t find a single accusation in it. I’m just reporting information that’s available in the public domain.

  12. @Sam

    I am assuming you are the brother of Mohsin Salya who is called Samir Salya aka Sam.

    I believe I have read recent articles where you have made yourself out to be some sort of property developer. I am sure the authorities in Germany and in the UAE will not take long to work out who is laundering the ill gotten gains of the rest off the Salya family.

    https://www.crunchbase.com/person/samir-salya#/entity